Mated Carniolan Queens from £40 deposit £5
Mated Carniolan Queen Bee - Apis Mellifera Carnica
We are now taking reservation for 2021 mated Carniolan queens. £5 deposit is paid to reserve your queen, the balance of £33 will be invoiced when the queens are ready. Please do bear in mind the dates are provisional and the weeks may slip back depending on the weather. As soon as we have information on dates we will email you with an update.
The Carniolan bees are well suited to our UK climate, they over-winter well and carry a smaller cluster of bees through the coldest periods, which is a clever strategy as this means they do not need quite as much food as some of the other breeds and strains of bees available. They have a superb temperament, we have received so many emails telling us how the Carniolan bees are a pleasure to handle and require very little or no smoke during a hive inspection.
These Carniolan are bred in either Slovenia or Greece, they are naturally open mated and come marked, White for 2021.
You can learn more about the Carniolan Queen as well as different queen strains here.
About delivery & Ordering
Our first are available from around early April but this is weather dependant. Whilst we will do our best to send the queens the week you request, we cannot always guarantee this however we will keep you informed of any delays by email. We will also email when the order is dispatched so that you are aware your queen is on her way.
- 1st class post no extra cost
- Special delivery £6.00 - you need to sign for this service. This service guarantees you get the queen the day after we post not the day after you order.
Further advice about queen introduction can be found here.
You may also consider using a queen introduction cage; this cage fits directly onto a comb with brood and increases the acceptance rate of the queens.